Thursday, October 4, 2012

MSW Newsletter - Stories of Interest 10/4/12

In the event this is the first newsletter of mine you've seen, which is a strong possibility, let me first say thanks for your attention. With everyone's attention span in mind, I've been consolidating things I find interesting into one post once or twice a week. 

We tend to get bombarded with tons of stories, upcoming events, pics, and videos, so rather than having you the reader sift through tons of posts on facebook and twitter, I put these newsletters together, hope you enjoy!


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STORIES OF INTEREST: (click the headline for the full story)

Philadelphia Police Officer Who Hit Woman Will Be Fired
Veteran Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey is suspended with the intent to dismiss after he was filming hitting a woman and handcuffing her at Puerto Rican Day festivities. The woman, Aida Guzman, was cleared of charges and her lawyer says she hopes for an apology.

An appeals court has overturned a federal judge’s recent decision to block a controversial statute that gave the government the power to carry out indefinite detention.

With marijuana legalization initiatives heading to the ballot, some with a good chance of passage, and with growing international support for a real debate on prohibition, people are talking about drug policy like they never have before. And so two of our three new offers for donating members come from the academic world rather than activist reformer circles.

The Federal Reserve's latest easing program may be nicknamed "QE Infinity" on Wall Street, but it's having a very limited effect on the markets and economy so far. Stocks have been flat to slightly lower since the central bank announced the third round of its quantitative easing program — QE3 — while economists remain pessimistic that it will achieve its stated goal of bringing down the unemployment rate.

Ten years ago the debate over the Iraq War came to Congress in the form of a resolution promoted by the Bush administration. The war in Iraq will cost the United States as much as $5 trillion. It played a role in spurring the global financial crisis. Four thousand four hundred eighty-eight Americans were killed. More than 33,000 were injured. As many as 1 million innocent Iraqi civilians were killed. The monetary cost of the war to Iraq is incalculable. A sectarian civil war has ravaged Iraq for nearly a decade. 



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